Just listening to this right now. Gish will always be my favourite but this is filling me full of nostalgia. Sweet Sweet , Luna , Rocket etc. Whats the new stuff like anybody?
I skip number 2, which sucks willy, but the rest, especially Soma = OH My GOD.
Because if you do then I don't get it. As far as I'm aware that song is an absolute beauty
Love that track...
it's like what youd imagine a band called 'smashing pumpkins' to sound like - grungey teenager shit.
but i hate rocket
I'm surprised to expressions of ambivalence about a given track. Sure, there'll be people who just don't rate the Pumpkins and so couldn't give a shit about the album, but for some reason it never occurred to me that someone might really like it except for this track or that one.
While nothing they've done since Gish and Siamese Dream matches the brilliance of those two albums, I actually quite like their post-SD stuff (though I reckon Mellon Collie is patchy) — including the last album. The only issue I have with Zeitgeist is the mix, which is AWFUL. It would've been a great album if it'd been produced more after the fashion of Siamese Dream.
Really looking forward to the 11 EPs.
"Landslide" and "Dancing In The Moonlight" are great.
I also found the Zero single. :(
Landslide is an ace cover.
that record changed my life. My cat is called Soma. I am one of the fans who wishes they would stop flogging the dead horse though. It's over Billy.
SP were my favourite band circa 1994. I listened to this album to death. Now I'm considering doing it all over again. Soma is most definately my favourite track. Mayonnaise a close second.
I wish the Radio/TV had not destroyed Today for me. It was one of the best songs of the 90s :(
I'm going to listen to it right now.
thought Zeitgeist had some good tracks but not impressed with the mix. What did you think of their reading performance 2007?
said tape is in my car stereo at present.
my local Our Price in Hastings didn't get things until a week after release day so I trekked up to London to get it on tape (they were playing the raymond revue bar that night but I was too scared to hang around outside to chance meeting them!), by my estimations I didn't play anything else for about 6 months such was its quasi-religious hold! It ended up being the soundtrack to many life-changing (and a couple of near life-ending) moments of my late teens.
Odd really that to my ears now it sounds so dated, would love them to do a remaster maybe.
Helped by their SD tour in sept 93 being the first 'proper' gig I ever went to (Wolves Civic Hall).
Gish and Siamese are truly great albums, Piceses Iscariot is better than most bands A-siders
Machina II was enjoyable, Zietgiest is an offensive turd, and listening to the insane crap Corgan talks these days its just not possible that the new stuff is going to be any good. The moment it went belly up for SP was when Melovin OD'd on the MCIS tour in '96..... ...without Chamberlin, D'arcy and Iha it's not really the pumpkins is it?
but I'm not sure. But those first 2 albums, plus the B-sides one are all pretty much perfect.
I think the is plenty of variety in there
The first half is absolutely phenomenal. The second half has a few tracks I could do without but then there's Mayonnaise, which would be my favourite Smashing Pumpkins song were it not for 1979.
Quite honestly, at their best they were capable of writing songs so good they make you feel like your chest is about to cave in. It's embarassing to witness them still lurching on as a flaccid parody of themselves.
Muzzle is a destroyer of chests.
That is a moment I find being replayed over and over again in my head. Glorious.
Fuck me. My sentiments exactly.
Mayonnaise made me want to pick up a guitar. 1979 made me want to make music.